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Valentine card: P.14418-R-8

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Valentine card


Publisher: Unknown




A roundel of silver lace-paper of unfurling fern fronds and flower design in two layers, the first layer mounted to the second with paper springs, although both layers are now adhered together. The top layer is decorated with a cut-paper hand-coloured bird at upper centre and a cut-paper scroll with lithographed detail in gold ink and motto: 'A TOKEN OF LOVE'. A circular window at the centre contains a collage of frosted fabric flowers and an embossed silver and white paper ornament of Cupid in a shell boat. A hand-written inscription in graphite on the album leaf above: 'G'. The same letter in the same hand is written above no. 4 in the same album.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

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Techniques used in production

Hand colouring

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14418-R-8
Primary reference Number: 215356
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Monday 29 May 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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